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Author Topic: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'  (Read 14810 times)

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Offline JayRamb

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Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« on: June 30, 2011, 01:26:53 AM »
Each time I take any of my AMC's these days, it is not your typical, loosen the gas cap, swipe your card, choose your grade of gasoline, and fill up. No, Now days, it becomes a 1/2 hour stop. I have all kinds of people stopping by me, looking, coming out of the filling station mechanic shop wanting to know information and what gets me they will say, "My neighbor had one like this, but it wasn't a convertible, it was a 4 door and blue and it didn't have the back end look of this one." So, if you are in a hurry these days to do errands or joy ride or just to pick up some brats to go to a friends house, you will be delayed for sure! Before you know it, you are sharing stories and stories of my mother loved her Rambler. My mother loved her Eagle...she felt so safe in it. SO after it all ends,  :censored: Did I forget to put on the gas cap? Did I pay? How much was that total again? You all flustered for peeps noticing and reminescing. What time is it now? I AM LATE!!!  :censored: I HAVE TO TO THE GROCERY STORE NOW!!!! :censored:  It's 7:30 and I was supposed to be there by 7:15pm. I'm late, let's get going!!!
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 04:01:17 AM »
Lol. Happens to me every once in a while.  I think the delays are well worth the stories told.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
My other half would wonder why it took me an extra 1/2 hour to get home sometimes,same thing -being questioned at the pump about the car ;D.I'd love it when I'd pull up to a full service pump and let them look around for the filler door
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 10:31:03 PM »
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 10:53:45 PM »
Really? You have a choice between self service or full service at the pump. They fill for you, check oil, wash windshield.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 12:36:21 AM »
Out here in the suburbs of Chicago, every gas station is self serve, and most want you to prepay. There might be one older station that is still offers full service for a higher price, but I'm not even sure if that one still has it.  However, I believe by law, if you have a handicap license plate, then the attendant has to pump gas for you if requested.

Oh, and I've had a few people start to talk to me about my Concord at the gas station too. Once, one guy jokingly asked me if I stole if from my grandma.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 11:37:05 AM »


haha I think he's just joking, mate.
Yes I was.  The last time I saw full serve here in CA was in the 80's.    Of course we all got a taste of what "full serve" used to be about in the movie Back To The Future.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 01:25:33 PM »
I wish they were more common. It's nice to save a few cents, but there are older people who don't want to be bothered with it anymore, and sometimes you're going somewhere nice and don't want to get gas or diesel on your hands.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 09:21:09 PM »
The one I stop at sometimes is a Mom an Pop kind of country store,the self serve here is mostly pump first then pay until night fall,but thats always changing too.Sometimes I'll go in 1st and ask for $XXX amount of dollars worth and be told to pump first so I have to go back and pump my gas Then go back in and pay ,guessing some can't be preset to a certain $ amount.Other times I'll use the debit card.
 Everyone would always comment on the car though whether it was the Jav ,the Eagle or the Concord,not so many comments with the Spirit for some reason,they were still new then .
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 10:39:33 PM »
I havn't seen full serves in years.

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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 11:58:31 PM »
I havn't seen full serves in years.
We had one station in southeast Arkansas where the owner would come out and pump gas for certain customers, like my Mother.  She was in her 80s then.  He retired and the station closed.  The lot where the station was is now cleared with a for sale sign on it.  That wasn't full service - it was pumping gas.   I have not seen a station where you got that much in years.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2011, 02:20:51 AM »
we have one here in pueblo that i believe is both full service and self serve but i don't go there because of their prices.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 08:10:49 AM »
Aren't there a couple states without self serve? Full serve only. I recall NJ being one.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 08:12:46 PM »
Aren't there a couple states without self serve? Full serve only. I recall NJ being one.
I got yelled at when i tried to put gas in my car in NJ ;D
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2011, 08:49:24 PM »
So I totally found a full serve station today!
I had my car out, and the guy spent like 3 minutes walking from drivers side to passenger side looking for my gas cap, before he asked me where it was.. and I thought of this thread and started laughing.

He also ignored my warning to not hold the handle all the way down, and got sprayed with gas.. haha.

 

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